The Wild Mountains Trust is an independent, community focussed, non-profit organisation providing leadership in environmental education and conservation.

The Trust has acquired land south of Rathdowney adjoining the World Heritage Border Ranges National Park for a nature reserve and venue for education. On this magnificent site a world class Centre is being built. Here, using the unique purpose-built residential facility, quality experiential environmental education for the whole community will be provided.

In subtropical and eucalypt forests participants will have the opportunity to discover an amazing natural world. At the same time Wild Mountains can reinforce its educational programs with examples of renewable power generation.

Recent News

Published:
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

 Sadly we say good bye to Beauy girl Karen Healy who has been keeping Wild Mountains books for some 6 years or more. It was always a delight to see Karen up here fortnightly going about her business freezing in the office during Winter (and Autumn and part of Spring) and cheerily keeping us in order as well as bringing up some morning tea treats from her place of work.

Unfortunately Karen’s workload precludes her continuing on in the job so she has finally hung up her pen. We thank her deeply for her work and financial support and wish her well on the next stage of her journey which might see her too far away in WA. ...

Published:
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Our last VW focussed on the Whiptail carport. 

Overseen by Rob Peagram a small but effective group cut, notched and primed poles before erecting them on the retaining wall, laminated all the roofing joists from timbers taken down from Geordie’s and cemented in posts for the solar panel frame. A really big effort and all is now ready as the guys return committed to getting it all up in the last week of August. Of course there was good tukka to keep everyone fueled up and the kids did what all kids do, played in the sandpit.

Big thanks to Rob, Owen and Bell with Zuri and Quinn, Ricardo and Carlos, Luke, Chris, and Gary.

Richard

Published:
Saturday, August 6, 2016

You know how it goes... you’re having a meal talking about ride on mowers as you do and then Lynn says “Tim’s always finding second hand mowers and fixing them up for people. He loves it, knows his mowers and likes doing it; like a hobby really.”

And before you know it Chris and Tim are offering to find a mower and donate it to the mountain. A few weeks go by and after a trip to Childers, a check over and some mechanical work before new tyres, a spiffy bright red Estate ride on mower is delivered to our doorstep.

We’ve already done some circle work with it preparing for our Model Planets activity with Shearwater Seiner as well as mowing at Green Gate clearing for Munchline...

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